Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies, and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country. Politicians, journalists and experts of all stripes join Ken to share smart analysis and rich historical context behind the issues shaping our national dialogue today.

Whether you're a seasoned political junkie or a casual observer of politics, you’ll enjoy hearing informed conversation about national and regional campaigns, deep dives into noteworthy moments in political history, and intriguing tidbits of political trivia. Political Junkie is the show that aims to make politics accessible, engaging, and -- dare we say it -- fun.

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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country. Politicians, journalists and experts of all stripes join Ken to share smart analysis and rich historical context behind the issues shaping our national dialogue today.Whether you're a seasoned political junkie or a casual observer of politics, you’ll enjoy hearing informed conversation about national and regional campaigns, deep dives into noteworthy moments in political history, and intriguing tidbits of political trivia. Political Junkie is the show that aims to make... Show full description


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Elaine Kamarck, a former Democratic insider who is now at the Brookings Institution, argues the new rules limiting the role of superdelegates is go...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Robert Barnes of the Washington Post deconstructs last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kav...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving tells us what we learned during the primary season and offers some observations about who benefits on Election Day. Jill Castella...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum of St. Louis Public Radio discuss how Senator Claire McCaskill (D) and her GOP challenger, Josh Hawley, are handling...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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This week we take a look at the iconic year of 1968, focusing on the three-way race for president, featuring interviews with: Ken Khachigian, ba...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post assesses President Trump’s interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" last Sunday. Mal Leary of Maine Public Radio reports ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Marvin Kalb, the former CBS and NBC newsman discusses his new book "Enemy of the People" which focuses on Donald Trump's antipathy for the press. ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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-- Republican strategist Vin Weber and Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg on the backdrop of the election, key races to watch, and their significan...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving breaks down all the 2018 midterm wins and losses. Bob Livingston, a Louisiana Republican who once headed the Appropriations Commi...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Susan MacManus of the University of South Florida reports on the suspicion and vitriol taking place in Florida, where races for the Senate and gove...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Chuck Hagel, the former two-term senator from Nebraska and Secretary of Defense under President Obama, walks us through his improbable political ca...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Luke Ramseth of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger explains what was behind Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s eight-point victory over Democratic former ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Jon Meacham on his remarkable biography of our 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush, pulling insights from years of intimate interviews and a...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Alex Whiting of Harvard Law School discusses whether the charges against Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort bring the investigations closer to Preside...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Political analyst Stu Rothenberg and USA Today commentary editor Jill Lawrence join Ken to remember those in the political world who died this year...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Chuck Hagel, the former two-term senator from Nebraska and Secretary of Defense under President Obama, walks us through his improbable political ca...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving joins Ken for a review of the year, highlights and lowlights. Sarah Binder of George Washington University previews the 116th Con...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Despite a very successful 2018, female candidates are still being questioned whether they can win -- or if they’re “likable.” Kelly Dittmar of the...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Ken Walsh of usnews.com assesses the damage of the nearly month-long partial government shutdown, both to the Republican Party and to the country. ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 53:58